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that is fully paid for. it is split between defense and non-defense and it presents additional investments in things like education, research, and manufacturing. building on the model established in ryan-murray, it is paid for with spending cut and tax reforms. it is deficit neutral. supporting what the president said in the state of the union, there is a series of programs to create jobs. it lays out $302 billion infrastructure proposal that is paid for with pro-growth tax. it strengthens the manufacture base and supports groundbreaking research to fight disease, protect the environment and develop new technology. it enhances the administration's management efforts to deliver a government that is more efficient and supportive of economic growth. and it will expand opportunity for all-americans. it doubles the maximum value of the earned income tax credit to encourage people to enter the workforce. and makes high quality preschool available to every four year old. and drive workforce training. it will focus on the primary drivers of long term debt and deficits. it builds on the forms of th
in the defense department fiscal year 2015 badges admission. it goes about pain that make in spending choices as having more losers than winners due to the fact that budgets are tight and could get even tighter is no way to win a popularity contest. in many respects, there is something in the package to set up just about everybody's alarm bells and on which meter. from my perspective and as i hope my remarks will make clear, the two categories of stakeholders most protected from these changes are people we should all feel the most accountable to. the average american fighting man woman in the average american taxpayer. to best take advantage of our time today as well as this informed audience, i thought i would might be useful to provide a broader context, thought processes and strategic shift underlined the fy 2015 proposal. we are unveiling this latest budget at a time of continued transition and insurgency for the u.s. military in terms of its role, mission and available resources. the past decade has dominated by the protected land wars in the middle east and virtually shut. today, in eve
defense ministry. secretary of state john kerry, he is scheduled to go to kiev tomorrow after russian troops entered crimea over the weekend. the associated press says russia issued ultimatum for surrender of two ukraine yap warships in crimea. secretary kerry said the international community could kick russia out of the g8 holding meetings in sochi in june and they could freeze assets if russia does not withdraw the occupation. he is scheduled to make remarks shortly from the state department after a meeting with the prime minister of moldova. we'll bring you remarks on companion network c-span. russian president vladmir putin said he sent troops to protect russian personnel in military bases in southern ukraine after the ouster of ukraine's president. secretary of state kerry will speak to the american israel public affairs committee meeting, aipac. we will have the secretary's remarks live from the conference on our companion network c-span. those remarks are scheduled to start at 5:00 eastern time. at the pentagon -- >> internet as we know it today, bears no resemblance to monopol
him several more times in the chest. as officer faulkner lay dying in the streets defensely, abu-jamal shot him in the face, killing him. at the hornghts abu-jamal brag -- at the hospital, abu-jamal bragged that he had shot officer faulkner and expressed his hope that he would die. at trial, he was remorseless. he interrupted the proceedings and insulted the judge and even smirked at officer faulkner's widow when the bloodstained shirt was held up in court as evidence. four eyewitnesses saw abu-jamal gun down officer faulkner, four eyewitnesses. three more witnesses at the hospital heard him confess to the crime. ballistics evidence approved that officer faulkner had been shot with a handgun registered to abu-jamal, which was found at the scene of the murder along with the shell casings. based on this overwhelming evidence, abu-jamal was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. what followed was a 30-year effort by the far left to glorify abu-jamal and to exonerate him. this effort was taken up by law professors, left-wing activistes, and in 2009 by the organization which the no
. in the '50s from world war terror total defense spending was 10 percent of gdp. if you add that the entitlement programs together that accounted 2.5% gdp. the ratio of defense spending is four / one. in 2010 defense spending declined 4% of gdp if you add up the transfer programs it was 13.5% gdp. defense and entitlements plus transfer a ratio of four / one a massive change in the composition of the federal government with nature of spending. with the implications of the work ethic and incentives to work it is not sustainable. it is simple arithmetic. the social security program all by itself and mandatory health care and interest on our debt with those three things in the current budget window will consume about 80 percent of all revenue based on decades of historical numbers. this is just not possible. what are we doing about it? what about washington? we refuse to address this in any serious way as the government but i would ask you not to paint everyone with the same brush. to their credit in the house we have seen the idea after idea you don't have to agree but you do h
that government investment and flood defenses has fallen. in the light of this an event we have seen, does the prime minister think it's right to revisit the plan for investment and flood defense? >> we will look very carefully at the plan for flood defenses but, of course, without spending figures all the way out to 2020, not all of which are fully committed which are major investments in budget defenses but i said two weeks ago as the waters reside and as a bea and others can look at what happened, we can review and see what new measures might be necessary. let me just repeat the point that in his four-year period and, indeed, in this parliament overall spending on flood defense has gone up. >> mr. speaker, i'm afraid the figures the primus is quoting are phony and i believe he knows this. [shouting] this is what the uk -- this is what the uk statistical process i know they don't want to hear. they say this, government funding for flood defenses were lower in both nominal and real terms during the current period than since the last. the only way you claim otherwise is by ignoring inflati
supreme court. however, if you are a young black person and you go to work for the naacp legal defense fund and they assign you under your obligations as an attorney, in keeping with your oath of office, they assign you to appeal a case of someone who committed a heinous murder and you do that and you sign your name on the appeal -- not that you're defending this person, you've never done that, but they've asked you to sign on an appeal and you do that. and you're asked to do that. if you're a young black person, you work for the naacp legal defense fund and you're asked to sign an appeal for someone convicted of murder. what the message said today is don't do it. don't do it. because you know what? if you do that, in keeping with your legal obligations and your profession, you will be denied by the u.s. senate from being attorney in the u.s. department of justice. i guess what i'm saying is we sent a message we have a double standard, a terrible double standard. the chief justice of the supreme court defended a mass murderer in nor florida, committed eight murders -- mass murderer in
this afternoon is dr. james jay carafano, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies. he is our richardson fell and also directs the kathryn and shelby david institute for international study. he also serves as a senior fellow at the george washington university homeland security policy institute, serves on the board of trustees for the marine corps university foundation, on the advisory board for the west point center of or history, the hambleton society and operation renewed hope foundation. is an agenda professor at georgetown university and the institute of world politics and to serve as a visiting professor at the national defense university as well as georgetown university. he has written several books, the most recent being his co-authoring of a textbook on homeland security and, of course, he co-authored for heritage, our book on winning the long war, lessons from the cold war for defending terrorism and preserving freedom. lease join me in welcoming jim carafano. [applause] >> thank you. i'm going to be extremely brief so we can get right to the top of. i want to start
. strengthen nato's defense posture and impose costs on the putin government. broadly these are objectives most americans want to achieve right now but this particular circumstance i believe presents president obama with a fairly stark choice. ad-libbing was the term kim used. i would describe it as muddling through. he can either seek to mutt dell through this crisis or use it to articulate a broader vision of the role the united states should be playing and what we should be achieving through global leadership at this time. this is important because the russian invasion ever the crimean peninsula, is in my view symptommic of a role in which we see growing pressure against our allies, security partners, our friend in many areas and many regions simultaneously. would compare this moment perhaps to, once again kim mentioned the example of president carter facing the soviet invasion of afghanistan. would compare it both to perhaps president truman in 1947 looking at turkey straits crisis which was a very specific circumstance to which there were specific measures taken in terms of u.s. military a
dispute processes that are based on decisions on the merits and not technical defenses. there was a great burst of activity in the american community. the national gallery, nancy returned a piece of art, which they found which was well-known, at the chicago art institute, and others. but then what happened is, after a terrific momentum creating a search engine, so a claimant wouldn't have to go to one or different museums in the united states, they could buy one going into we go to all 100 museums. all of this was done, christie's and sotheby's established and still have full-time employees who look for any suspect art, and i was in any given year a dozen are returned and won't be sold. but here's what happened, and it's a shame. is that momentum was lost. the leadership of the u.s. show really began to dissipate, and the museums overtime started to assert technical defenses when claims were made like, for example, the statute of limitations has run. they even preemptively filed injunction suits to prevent claims before they were made. they said they did it after researching it themselves
had to enhance the defense of the military facilities because they are constantly receiving threats and we were aware of the armed nationalist moving in. russia was well-trained, well-equipped 16,000 or more troops. and vladimer putin was worried about enhancing the defense of the military facilities because they were constantly receiving threats. there is something i would like to stress he says, it isn't within my authority and we don't intend to interfere, but we believe all citizens of ukraine should be given the same equal right to participate in the life of their country and determining their future. we are seeing justification for intervention and serious intervention in eastern ukraine. he takes a shot at the united states saying our partners in the united states formulate their own political interest and using the principle you are with us or against us, they draw the whole world in, and those that cannot join in get beaten until they do. he says our approach is different. we always act legitimately. i am not making this up. this is what vladimer putin said: i have been an
. based on senate republicans' ardent defense of the koch brothers and the fact that they advocate for many of the same policies as the koch brothers, it seems my republican colleagues also believe in a system that benefits billionaires at the expense of the middle class. the koch brothers are willing to invest billions to tbhi buy that america. they're investing billions to buy that america. in 2010, the supreme court opened the floodgates of corporate money into locktorial politics -- into electoral politics. that was with the citizens united decision. since they can launder their huge contributions use being shadowy shell groups and so-called nonprofits, it is difficult to tell exactly how much they've invested so far. investigative reporting by some of the most respected news outlets in the country has revealed that the koch brothers funnel money flew a web of industry groups -- through a web of industry groups that are immune from disclosure rules such as the club for growth, heritage, a n.r.a., and the the united states chamber of commerce. we may never, never know how much m
, including defense exports. we had a very good progress with the order which will secure and shape our jobs in his constituency. and, frankly, i was criticized by the party opposite for taking defense contractors on trade missions overseas. they don't think it's appropriate i think it is appropriate. i think we should be standing up for defense industry and defensive jobs. >> will the prime minister ended speculation over the future of the hunting act by confirming that he doesn't intend to use a statutory to repay or remember the act live removing the limits on the number of dogs that can be used? >> well, this will quite probably be a matter for the house of commons, as he will know what has happened is a group of welsh and other members of parliament have looked at a particular problem of pest control in upland areas of whales and other parts of the country. they are making a proposal. the proposal will be properly examined by the department and and and the house of commons will be able to decide. >> thank you, mr. speaker. further to my honorable friend's question and during national ap
was called the western defense zone. so they were we moved -- removed, they were forced to leave, and they were put in camps surrounded by barbed wire, and they were not charged with anything in particular. west coast non-japanese-americans, the population in general, most poll constitutions, most newspapers strongly supported the removal of japanese-americans. it was a very popular policy locally. the civil rights organizations which were largely based back east didn't pay much attention to it. in all of the major jewish newspapers on the west coast, they were weeklies, and they had editorials talking about how the rights of all are to be protected, and we should fight prejudice in all of it forms and so on and so forth without ever saying the word "japanese" specifically, so it was almost as if they wanted to say something but were nervous about actually doing so. so there was, i call it a kind of awkward silence or an uncomfortable silence around this issue that i started to investigate more. >> this weekend booktv and american history tv look behind the history and literary l
of the two military commands and review of the 2015 defense authorization. some of the other topics include nsa surveillance programs and the use of strategic nuclear arsenal. they testified for about two hours and 15 minutes. >> [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today we begin our annual posturings with the combatant commands by receiving testimony from the u.s. strategic command of the u.s. cyber command, a sub-unified command of the u.s. strategic command. let me welcome admiral cecil haney in his first appearance before the committee as the command of u.s. strategic command, and general keith alexander in what may be his final appearance before the committee as command of the u.s. cyber command. general alexander also serves as we know as director of the national security agency, and when he retires at the end of next month he will by far be the longest-serving nsa director in history, and we thank you both for your extraordinary service. this hearing comes at a time of reduced budgets across the u.s. government, including the department of defense. even though this
defense council found that between 1999 and 2010, a lack of snowfall cost our ski industry a billion dollars. and up to 27,000 jobs. before the end of the century, the number of economically viable ski locations in new hampshire and maine will be cut in half. skiing in new york will be cut by three-quarters. and the report says there will be no ski area in connecticut or massachusetts. well, if you know your geography, you know if that's true of connecticut and massachusetts, there goes rhode island's yagu valley ski slope. the bicameral task force on climate change, which i started with representative henry waxman, asked the national basketball association, major league baseball, the national hockey league, the national football league and the united states olympic committee to tell us what climate change means for their sports. the national hockey league chemicadeputy commissioner wrot, "hockey's relationship with the environment is unique. our sport was born on frozen ponds, where to this day players of all ages and skill levels learn to skate. for this magnificent tradition to co
of the department of defense. which is the office of research and engineering. that became the defense advanced research project which is the subject of my next book. a shameless plug. yes you. [applause] >> see talked about the russian and was there a reason for this? remapped they couldn't stand the german scientist. and that's a very interesting question. but they sent them back to germany and we had a program that was called operation dragon return. and we scooped up anyone who had been in the soviet union working on the weapons program and use them as intelligent asset area. >> is it true that allen dulles was sort of the front man and he was setting up the cia? >> good question. he was at camp king and he was the head heller soviet intelligence program on the soviet union intelligence program. he became a major player in all of this, sadly. and his story is interwoven into this, but he is at camp king with his team of officers and former intelligence agents and they were all run by the army intelligence and the cia took them over. so then the soviet spies who were talking to them and subj
views as a criminal defense lawyer. a comprehensive revision of the federal criminal code should focus on five main points. reducing the number of federal crimes, ensuring that the revised code strikes a proper balance between federal and state law enforcement, clearly defining the appropriate levels of mens rea, establishing uniform rules of construction, and revising the overly harsh punishment system. i'll take those in turn. fir, reducing the number of federal offenses. the list of federal crimes has grown from handful in the crimes act of 1790, to thousands today. this has occurred in part because the country has become more complex and also occurs because everytime there's a national crisis the reaction is to enact new federal crimes. the result is a morass of overlapping statutes. the more than two dozen different -- chapter 47. seven different fraud statutes in chapter 63 and i count 19 different obstruction offenses in chapter 73 of title 18. this proliferation of federal offenses has too main practical consequences from my perspective. first of all the sheer number of crimes
for their strong support for israel. [applause] for our security, including in the vital area of missile defense. i said that the greatest threat to our common security is that of a nuclear-armed iran. we must prevent iran from having the capability to produce nuclear weapons. and i want to reiterate that point, not just, to prevent them from having the weapon, but to prevent them from having the capacity to make the weapon. [applause] that means we must dismantle iran's heavy water reactor and its underground enrichment facilities. we must get rid of iran's centrifuges and its stockpiles of enriched-uranium and we must that iran fully divulge the military dimensions of its nuclear program. now 17 countries around the world have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they're doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavy water facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. you know why iran insists on doing all of these things that the other peaceful countries don't do? it's because iran doesn't want a peaceful nuclear program. iran wants a mil
very well after 9/11 they needed to set up there on own defense so they put tentacles out and listening devices out and they are trying to to keep the pull some parts of the world which they think are dangerous. the tooth fist of all the appropriate channels but they are trying to watch the world before the world comes again to new york in a way that they don't like. the nfc if they are doing well will moderate these turf problems. the book has several pages on the major elements of our strategy so diplomacy, public diplomacy economic tools, law enforcement, the military. diplomacy is probably a good place to start create we know terrorism is very political and we know it's usually international. diplomacy therefore has some prospects and diplomacy is done well in some cases. in multilateral diplomacy at think most folks regard the irish settlement which took from 1997 onward until 2007 that was an impressive product from multilateral to plumb assay involving a lot of the irish and british players but a lot of outsiders including some americans like mr. clinton, like george mitchell and
the distinguished civilian service award which is the highest award that the department of defense can give to a non uniformed person. to understand "operation paperclip" you really must go back to the fall of 1944. that was a very dark time. this was a rise and fall of the third reich. landing at normandy pushing to munich and berlin. among the soldiers are scientist with the u.s. military. they are part of a secret mission to find what they call atomic biological chemical weapons. abc weapons. the real threat but city will who was the head of the operation was a particle physicist learn to sitting in the abandoned apartment in november 1944 that the atomic program telling him his minister of armaments atomic science is jewish science. said don't concentrate on that. i am paraphrasing. >> in what they learned was that the third reich was experimenting and humans. said he was pulled from concentration camps. this is the first time to american military intelligence. >> and he came across in a letter director of the third reich is very difficult to imagine that later he became part of "operation paper
and hezbollah's efforts to destabilize the region. state and defense department officials testified at the hearing which also covered the refugee crisis caused by the one million syrian refugees who now live in lebanon. this is just under two hours. >> i want to call this meeting of the senate foreign relations committee, the subcommittee on the near east, and central asian affairs to order. i want to welcome all who are here, especially our four expert witnesses who we'll hear testimony from today. the senate is currently in the middle of a vote on a veterans' bill that will take a bit of time, but i want to take advantage of folks being here. we will proceed to a first panel and then a second panel with questions, and this is a very important topic. the topic of the hearing today is lebanon at the crossroads. i just returned from a trip in lebanon last week with senator angus king of maine. we went together because we served together on -- serve together on armed services and budget committees, but i'm on the foreign relations committee, and senator king's on the intelligence comm
criminal defense at trial and appellate levels. he has tried nationwide and argued before a number of federal courts of appeals in the united states supreme court. without objection, your full statement will appear in the record. the chair is requesting witnessess confine the testimony to five years. you have experience with red, yellow and green lights. you know what they are. >> microphone? >> it is on. there it goes. thank you chairman, ranking members, and other task fort members. thank you for to opportunity to return. it is an honor to return to the committee and i am comfortable as addressing the chair as mr. chairman. it is also an honor to return to the committee to appear before ranking member scott, when whom i worked on many issues and bobby as well who contributed to the work. my years on the staff were some of the best. and now i welcome to opportunities to address the task force on criminal code reform. this issue is near and dear to my heart. mr. chairman, you have thread charge by introducing the criminal code modernization act. having worked on this legislation, i
. between the department of defense and the va and i know we're in the process of tearing that down. we're one family. when you take that oath and say i'm going to serve this country, it should go right on through. there shouldn't be this wall and this divide between the opportunities that exist to take care of our troops. electronic medical records that he spoke about, to me that is a shame and delays care, makes it more difficult to have a smooth flow of care. i do see positive things. i was at base luis mccord last year and seen start upprograms where they are focusing on transition at the time of ets. and it makes sense to me if you are disabled, getting a medical separation that your level of disability can be determined at that time and carry over into the va. instead of having to go through these processes and having redone the services. there's other things i see starting to take place and that's guiding as they are leaving the military into being able to use the skills they learned in the military and translate them into civilian work and helping them get there and guidance on
wisdom in the defense bar is, don't even think about resisting a government overtour for a plea in a corporate context, and now the government is just going with what are called dps, not even resolving cases criminally because that's too difficult, so the department of justice reaches a civil resolution. >> thank you. justice for the committee, i just think that something that we should think, especially on our side of the aisle -- as conservatives we should be very concerned about the state having so much power that criminal defense phones are afraid to go to trial because they know that actually they take more risk going to trial than defending liberty and property and the things that the government should not easily take away from defendants. thank you very much. i yield back my time. >> i'm told we'll be voting between 10:20 and 10:30. excuse me. gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson. >> thank you. it's not so much the sheer volume of criminal laws on the books and how they are apportioned among the various titles of the u.s. code. it's really a matter of what is the impact ov
not seen since world war tear to killed the venerable playing in the military arsenal with the defense community with the defense industrial lobbying complex subset also proposing a big increase in transportation spending surface transportation from mass transit with the overhaul of the corporate tax code. those are the two most interesting things he will be proposing in a year with his budget it will be relatively quiet budget years. >> host: you write in your most recent column it is late when does it get released? >> the budget law requires the president to put out the budget by the first monday in february. that is why it is one month late. there is no penalty for missing this deadline and he has a couple of times before and last year when every says it was even later but this year it is late to was not going to have much of in the fact because of the resolution of last winter budget debate there have been so many fiscal clefs that have been difficult to keep them straight but the budget debate ended in december this so-called paul bryan murray budget the democrat who is the senate
.s. government money at all in that panel so that these disputes could be done without the technical defenses. i am sad to say that after the passage of 50 years of the event revived it through the washington principles that we have really fallen back, stagnated and we need to get back into fulfilling what the monument data. that would be the attribute to the monument is to get back to where we were then. >> what is the committee doing and can you make it short please? ddmac i would respectfully disagree and i just thought we needed a commission in the united states and those that are set up in your car for a totally different category that were recovered after the war and were known to have some kind of issue and in the custody of those countries. the objects in the american collection are hereby happenstance and what the community has done since the conference, which the ambassador was so instrumental in is adopting these guidelines for the research publications that they are misleadingly simple guidelines into the research for it sample in the museum this specific research into the world war
self-defense organization were using very provocative rhetoric and king was trying to pull it back. he gave a beautiful speech how they could not get their guns or molotov cocktails because he had a bigger version. but he was so worn down at that point to bring it underwrote -- everyone under his arm he wondered if he could still work with these organizations like sncc. >> host: what was the other dramatic tension or several moments during the march besides philadelphia? >> guest: the other major incidents of violence was a few days later in mississippi before the end of the march. a few days after the philadelphia march. king and others petitioned the federal government to the states of mississippi is adequately protecting us we need federal protection of u.s. marshals, justice department, national guard you name it. they were essentially ignored by president johnson. he had grown alienated from the civil-rights movement you see urban riots, what, a controversy over a government report and there was day black backlash and you see groups like sncc sova johnson is increasingly kept his
between defense and nondefense priorities focusing on early childhood education and national security head of financing with of balanced package of tax loophole closers and spending reform over the next 10 years. the president continues to look for ways to make a more sustained investment and one of the highest priorities in that regard is infrastructure. the president will once again propose a reauthorization plan. at the same time we are not waiting for congress to act. in 2011 the president issued an executive order for more transparency and accountability in did the greeks and months ahead -- ahead building on that to make sure they're getting started as quickly as possible. at this saves time to push that infrastructure package to reform the business tax system that will also benefit the economy. business tax reform cuts the top rate at 20% and broaden the base in the process excipient the economy potential that would skew investment decisions. that tax reform would be revenue neutral transitioning to the new system raises the one time revenue and that is what we would use to finance
't spend time or money developing those capabilities for purely conventional purposes or for defensive purposes. usually when you undergo those efforts to develop that kind of capability, it's because you want to have the opportunity to one day put a nuclear warhead on one of those rockets. so that's the story of iran. massive expansion in their enrichment and reprocessing capabilities, secret enrichment programs that they try to hide from the world, the development of long-range missile capabilities, and then you add to it that we're not dealing with the government of belgium here. we're not dealing with the government of japan or south korea or any other responsible government on the planet. we are dealing with a government that actively uses terrorism all over the world as an active element of their foreign policy. they are involved in supporting various terrorist elements around the country, not just in the middle east but open source reporting revealed just a couple of years ago they were involved in a plot to assassinate a foreign ambassador in washington, d.c., here. not in the
served for 33 years in the military, i'm confident we can make the defense budget more efficient while at the same time enhancing programs that grow our economy and protect our children and seniors. we should start by reducing waste in contracting and procurement. today we spend millions to have contract security, guards check i.d. at our bases rather than service members, but no one is any safer. i take responsibility to fix this. it is a privilege to be chosen to serve on the agriculture committee. i am the only member of montana's delegation to sit on the agriculture committee. this committee is so important to montana where our number-one industry is agriculture. from livestock disaster assistance to crop insurance, common sense forest reforms, i look forward to making sure the farm bill works and works efficiently from montana's farmerrers and ranchers. i also look forward to serving on the commerce committee where i will focus on transportation, energy, rural telecommunications and tourism. tourism is montana's second largest sector. it not only contributes to our state's economy
in this country, barry goldwater from my state said this, that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and -- [applause] and he said that moderation and defense -- excuse me, pursuit of justice to no virtue. i want to stand here before you all today, and i want to acknowledge something. if balancing the budget, again is extreme, i'm guilty as charged. i'm extreme. if sending obamacare to another world is extreme, then i'm extreme. [applause] it's finding justice for brian terry, a brave patriot killed on the border during fast and furious is extreme, then i'm extreme. [applause] if fighting justice from ambassador stevens who was murdered in benghazi is extreme, then i'm extreme. [applause] [applause] i'll tell you something, the old phrase "when the going gets tough, the tough get going," i'll stand shoulder to shoulder with you patriots any day of the week and fight side by side with you until we get the country back and our freedom back. thank you. [applause] eighteen years ago when i was in congress, i was the father of four children, and now i'm a grandfather of six children, and
, the highest award the department of defense can give to a nonunformed person. so, "operation paperclip." to understand, you really must go back to the fall of 1944, and it was a very dark time. this is a map from william shyer's rise and fall of the third rescue -- reich, and we're pushing toward berlin, and among the soldiers are scientists with the u.s. military, and they're part of a secret mission called "operation alsos" and the mission was find a, b, c, weapons, atomic, biological, and chemical weapons, and the real threat at the time was atomic weapons. but very quickly samuel goodsman, the head of the operation, a party -- a particle physicist, the learned, sitting in the abandoned apartment of one of the scientists in november of 1944, that the atomic program was nothing that we thought it was. and the reason was, because, as hitler told his minister of armaments, atomic science is jewish science so let's not concentrate on that. i'm paraphrasing but you get the idea. hitler was interested in biological weapons and what goosman learned was reich was experimenting with these we
. the secretary of defense anytime i ever mentioned the iron curtain to an audience, he said this to me shortly before he died if you're going to be around longer than me, do me a favor. any time you mentioned the berlin wall as your audience is one question. in whicquestion. in which correction to the east german guards who control the berlin wall in which direction they point their gun class east. on their own people. you're talking t to secretary defends the walls are built to keep the enemy from invading. this was a wall to keep people that wanted to be free from leaving. it had borrowed why you're over top. peter robertson that growth the tear down this wall speech, when he was pairing to write a speech there was gravel and it was fair so that a footprint seen there the night before because one of the german guards go over the east german guard to be held responsible for letting the person go free. so freedom has many manifestations. ronalmanifestations. ronald reagan said only when people are free to worship, create and build only when they can decide their destiny and to benefit from the
.s.-afghanistan relations. including a bilateral security agreement. speakers included former state and defense department officials and thand a representative withe u.s. agency for international development. the event was hosted by the u.s. institute of peace in washington, d.c. it runs about one hour 10 minutes. >> i would also like to thank all of you for coming. thank your distinguished guests, ambassador dobbins in particular. also our panelists for this first panel which is titled the united states and afghanistan, the longview. i think it's only in a town like washington, d.c. we can talk about looking beyond 2014 as a longview. but given the tendency to view, have a quite a reactive u.s.-afghanistan policy in relations certainly of late with lots of focusing deed on security transition in the upcoming political transition in 2014 in particular, i do think in terms of the current discourse in washington talking about life beyond 2014 in afghanistan is taking a longview. i think one of the objectives in this, for today, is really to try to look at the future relation between the u.s. and pakistan be
to leave their homes if the lived in what was called though western defense on they were removed, forced to leave, and put in camps around the bar barbwire and not charged with anything in particular. westcoast non-japanese americans , most politicians and most newspapers strongly supported the removal of japanese americans. it was a popular policy. civil rights organizations which were largely based back east did not pay much attention. in all of the major jewish newspapers on the west coast there were weeklies, and they had editorials talking about how the rights of all had to be protected and we should fight prejudice of all of its forms without ever saying the word japanese pacific league. so it was almost as if they wanted to say something but were nervous about actually doing so. so there was -- i call it an awkward silence or an uncomfortable silence around this issue that and started to investigate more. >> this weekend book tv in american history tv look behind the history and literary life of salem, ore. >> irs commissioner this week says he does not expect the agency to finali
>> eric holder talks on defense right and the defense marriage act and the decision not to defend it in court. and he talked about restoring civil right and the vote to ex-felons. this is 20 minutes. >> our next guest is a special guest and we appreciate having him here as we always do. i commend general holder for his willingness to speak to us candidly and openly every year. the fact that our parting gift is going to be a baseball cap speaks to how many times you have been here because all of the gifts we give out have already been given to you. we will give you something you might be able to use. but we have all familiar with general holder. he was sworn in as the 82 attorney general on february 3rd 2009. he was named to be the deputy attorney general in 1997 and served as the united states attorney for the district of columbia. he was nominated to be an associate judge for the district of columbia. he was a litigation partner at covington in washington. it is a pleasure to have you to here address us. general? [ applause ] &%c1 >> good morning. thank you, attorney general j.b.
's secretary of defense, cap weinberger, anytime they ever mentioned the iron curtain to an audience, he said this to me about a year before he died, you're going to be around longer than me. do me a favor, anytime you mention berlin wall, ask your audience this one question: in which direction did the east german guards who patrolled the wall, in which direction did they point their guns? right? east. on their own people. he said, you're talking to a former secretary of defense. walls are usually built to keep an enemy from invading. this was a wall to keep people who wanted to be free from leaving. it had barbed wire over the top of it. peter robinson, who wrote the tear down this wall speech said he flew other with the military when -- over with the military, and there was raked gravel. and the raked gravel was there so that if footprints were seen there the night before because one of the east german guards had a relative go over, the east german guard would be held responsible. so freedom has many manifestations. reagan said only when people are free to worship, create and build, only wh
of uniting, for example, uniting the medical records and personnel data of the department of defense and the department of veterans' affairs. there are gaping divisions in that system where there should be none, and i am appalled by the delays that often occur in the transfer of information. i'm deeply appreciative of the work of the dav experts who help every day in aiding our veterans with their claims and i value your expertise in addressing this challenge. i'm also personally committed to determining what we can do more and better to help veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress. we should assist equally a veteran from today's conflicts as well as those from past conflicts, including our vietnam veterans who suffered posttraumatic stress before this debilitating condition was medically diagnosed or perhaps even seen for what it is. that's why i'm working to get the department of defense to give a second look at the records of our veterans of past wars, including vietnam, who may have been less than honorably discharged or otherwise disadvantaged because their condition was u
at the department of defense -- >> dud, was there a -- did, was there a background check conducted on mr. marone before the appointment you made to his being chief of staff? >> you mean chief of staff for dhs. >> yes. >> yes, to the best of my understanding, there was. i also know him for five years and know his qualities, and i'm glad i hired him. >> did you -- so there was a background check. did you review that background check? >> not myself, no. >> who did read it? >> the appropriate officials, i'm quite sure. my understanding is that the background check was quite thorough which included matters of of public record from fumo trial which is what your letter refers to. >> did the white house review it? >> as far as i know, they did. >> were there any -- >> as is the standard practice. >> did it reveal any concerns? >> mr. marone's was viewed extensively including the matters of public record. i have every reason to believe that it was thorough, and we hired him, and i'm glad we did. he's doing an excellent job for the department. >> who conducted the background check? >> i could not tell you
and self-defense and armed struggle, which is one facet but there were so many other multiple facets. the greatest thing that the panthers provide us is with a real context of looking at the united states in a critical way. so the panthers, they quote from the declaration of independence in their ten-point program, yet at the same time they have a real critique of capitalism and democracy. so the panthers are very, very interesting group as a black group that is inspired by what goes on around in lawrence county, alabama, in oak lean, and spreads across the country and throughout the world, going to have international chapters, chapter in algeria, and have this burgeoning iconography. there are talking about state-sanctioned violence, poverty. the criminalization of african-american men and women, even in the 1960s. so the panthers were on the cutting edge of so much of the political activism that we see in the 21 not century, including struggles against mass incarceration, prison industrial complex, open season on young black men. panthers were talking about nat 1966, 1967. oakland,
out this kind of spending, defense spending, education spending, highway spending throughout our whole government. let me draw your attention to this chart, colleagues. this is what director elmendorf told us two weeks ago, last week in his testimony before the budget committee on the budget of the united states of america. he told us that the interest we paid this day, this past year was $230 billion, not -- the savings from reducing veterans' retirement over ten years was $6 billion. the federal highway bill for one year is approximately $40 billion. the amount of money we spend on education is around $100 billion, all these programs that we spend it on. the amount of money we spend on the defense department is about 500. so this year, last year, we spent about $230 billion on interest. we don't -- when we borrow money, we go into debt, we borrow the money. people loan us the money. we give them treasury bills, with interest. look at this chart. it's so stunning. so this year is 2013, it's $230 billion. look at the increase director elmendorf told us we can expect over the next ten y
regulatory and supervisory tools and to me they should be the first line of defense. >> thank you for the detailed response. >> we were meeting with regulators bear an there and i w there is a large concern about though balkanization of the markets, and i know there was some discussion about trying to address that with the trade agreement and i know the administration is not interested in that, but i want to raise that as an issue that i think does need to be addressed and i realize the fed will take a major lead in that. the final point, the earlier title that was put together and i think a lot of us worked on it together and i'm proud of that title and it's not exactly the way that any of us would like for it to be that one of the things even though it was orderly liquidation, i think that the federal fdic realized when they went through the process there's really not a way to orderly liquidate and so instead of coming in through the single entry to the holding company one of the things i think all of us have a concern about is making sure if we are going to use that process --
and of the country has always had its own defense called divisions, its own division, tribal, regional and so forth so yes there is going to be trouble ahead of course and no doubt about it, the conventional wisdom seems to hold that afghanistan is safe now to revert to the battle. so i think it's incumbent upon people in the room here and those of us that have spoken at the panel and everyone else that is listening to try to prove the conventional wisdom wrong. personally, i believe in the younger generation of afghans, the young afghans that inet in kabul, kandahar, many of them highly motivated and very impressive. of course, they are going to need to be. in any case, we americans may be weary of our policymakers do know that afghanistan will continue to matter for geostrategic reasons both in the united states and to the west and there is no getting around that. it is just a fact. speaking for the voice of america, i can tell you that we plan to keep a robust presence on the air in pasco and on radio and television with our fine partner in rta and perhaps others. while the shape of the efforts
obama sends the 2015 budget report in. the president said he wants to reduce defense spending and also wants to spend additional money on roads and bridges and end a number of corporate tax breaks. we will have live coverage at 11:30 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> c-span 2 provided key coverage and booktv. the only television network devoted to non-fiction books and authors. >> sweeds have been accused of trying to hide the accounts of 22 united states citizens. carl levin is calling on the justice department to hand over the names of those who used the bank at a -- to alem ledgedly avoid paying taxes. >> good morning. the meeting will come to order. the american public is angry about offshore tax abuse and efforts by americans to evade their tax obligations by hiding money offshore. today's hearing follows up on a meeting this subcommittee held in 2008 when we presented evidence that well-known banks were deliberately helping united states clients cheat on their taxes by opening offshore counts never reported to the irs despite united states law requiring their disclosure. the hearing foc
important things of bio defense to invest in funding to support the development and procurement of medical countermeasures and as a result can strengthen the nation's preparedness to the variety of threats. specifically to hundred $50 million to support the development of countermeasures to project to buy a shield and implements a prepared this. it also invest $45 million of the global help security activities along with 30 million to prevent the spread of pathogens. we're also investing to protect the safety of our food supplies and pharmaceutical products. this budget increases our investment by $263 million. and invest 25 million to expand oversight compounding. from what occurred in 2012. before we open for questions and answers i want to call your attention to the additional hhs related investments that obama is proposing as his government wide opportunity and security initiative. by closing loopholes. to call for a greater investment birth through age three. with top care partnerships pay hundred million dollars that was said bring the total investment up at 1.$5 billion and more imp
. >> , o'brien is a defense report on cq roll call. connor o'brien, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, bill. >> up next to mckenzie center bob corker speaking order today with reports of the "christian science monitor" breakfast in washington, d.c. topics range from a situation in ukraine parliamentary procedures in the senate. the republican lawmaker talked about the recent decision by workers at a car plant in his home state to vote down an effort to unionize. this is about one hour. >> okay, folks. here we go. i'm dave cook from the monitor. thanks for coming. yesterday senator bob corker ranking member from the senate foreign relations committee and influential member of the banking committee. this is his first visit with our breakfast group and we thank them for coming. senator corker i is a south carolina native who grew up in chattanooga and graduated from university of tennessee with a degree in industrial management. he starts his own construction company which grew rapidly in which he sold before turning 40. in 1994, our guest ran for the senate, finishing second in the repu
then and the needs of the army, random chance assigned arabic and studying get at the defense institute in monterey, california on 911. was immediately apparent my military career would be different from i might otherwise have expected. it was no longer a question whether or not i would go to war but simply when and where. i took part of the initial invasion of iraq as part of the 100 first airborne division air assault and after spending some time in baghdad going out on combat patrols with the infantry without -- as a woman soldier i surely wouldn't have used them. we pushed farther north and i was eventually assigned to a listening post observation post and with seven male soldiers we move to the other side of the mountain later and there were 20 or 30 men. i was the only female soldier for several more months of relative isolation. while i was out there i met this tall, handsome in ceo in charge of the observation post. they were proud to call themselves sisters, the support team. and i thought he was funny and handsome, witty, sarcastic, smart. but iraq is not romantic. we could start dating a
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